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Ulysses Alternatives for Linux

Ulysses is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Joplin. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try CherryTree or Zettlr. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Ulysses and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Ulysses are Obsidian, Typora, Manuskript and FocusWriter.

Ulysses alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Novel Authoring Tools or Todo List Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Ulysses.
This page was last updated Mar 18, 2022
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Ulysses is a text editor for creative writers. Used by bloggers, poets, students and published novelists all over the...

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  1. Joplin

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Termux
    • Firefox

    Joplin is a free, open source note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organised into notebooks. The notes are searchable, can be copied, tagged and modified either from the applications directly or from your own text editor.

    Most users think Joplin is a great alternative to Ulysses.
  2. Powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.



  3. Typora will give you a seamless experience as both a reader and a writer. It removes the preview window, mode switcher, syntax symbols of markdown source code, and all other unnecessary distractions.

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    Most users think Typora is a great alternative to Ulysses.
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    Also features a handy files panel to the left. Display and editing is distraction free and very clean (cleaner than Ulysses).

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  4. A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.

  5. Zettlr is a supercharged markdown editor that combines many writing editor features and collect them in one application. It aims at speeding up your workflow and help you write without any interruptions.



  6. Manuskript is an open-source tool for writers, with outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc.

  7. FocusWriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free word processor designed to immerse you as much as possible in your work.

    Most users think FocusWriter is a great alternative to Ulysses.
  8. Dendron is an open-source, local-first, markdown-based, note-taking tool built on top of VSCode. It supports all the usual features you would expect like tagging, backlinks, a graph view, split panes, and so forth.

  9. The note-taking app with robust Markdown editor, supporting macOS, Windows, and Linux. This app is designed to be the most convenient way to make notes in Markdown for your daily hacking.

  10. yWriter

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Wine
    • Mono

    yWriter is a writing tool that uses "scenes" as a unit of text and allows you to associate that text with all manner of story elements (characters, locations, items) as well as place it and rearrange it within the context of chapters.

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